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Air Traffic Rights, Jones Act Should Not Be Included in International Services Agreements

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Ms. Yvonne Jamison Office of the United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street, NW Washington, DC  20508   RE:     Request for Comments on an International Services Agreement            Docket No. USTR-2013-0001                                    Dear Ms. Jamison: […]

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TTD Supports Improving Safety and Oversight of Contract Aircraft Maintenance Repair Stations

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  Ms. Patricia K. Williams Aircraft Maintenance Division Air Carrier Maintenance Branch, AFS-330 Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC  20591   RE: Air Carrier Contract Maintenance Requirements Docket No. FAA-2011-1136; Notice No. 12-07  RIN 2120-AJ33 Dear Ms. Williams: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to comment […]

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It's Time to Extend OSHA Protections to Cabin Crew

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Mr. Gene Kirkendall Part 121 Air Carrier Operations Branch (AFS-220) Flight Standards Service Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Avenue S.W. Washington, DC  20591     RE:     Policy Statement on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Aircraft  Cabin Crewmembers                Docket No. FAA-2012-0953 Dear Mr. Kirkendall: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased […]

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TTD Supports Crack Down of Unsafe Bus Operators

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January 14, 2013 Mr. Juan Moya Transportation Specialist, Enforcement Division Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC  20590 RE:     Patterns of Safety Violations by Motor Carrier Management                         Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0321 Dear Mr. Moya: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to comment on the […]

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Foreign Aircraft Repair Stations Should Implement Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements

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The Honorable Michael P. Huerta Administrator Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591 Dear Administrator Huerta: We write today to urge the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to implement the drug and alcohol testing requirements for foreign mechanics working on U.S. commercial aircraft as mandated by the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of […]

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State Freight Strategies Must Focus on Job Creation

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November 15, 2012 Mr. Jack Wells Chief Economist Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC  20590 RE: Interim Guidance on State Freight Plans and State Freight Advisory Committees Docket No. DOT-OST-2012-0168 Dear Mr. Wells: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to comment on the Department of Transportation’s […]

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TTD Comments on Foreign Repair Station Proposed Rules

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November 19, 2012 The Honorable Michael P. Huerta Acting Administrator Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC  20591 RE:      Repair Stations Docket No. FAA-2006-26408 Notice No. 12-03 Dear Acting Administrator Huerta: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am happy to comment on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Notice […]

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TTD Letter in Support of the New U.S.-Canadian Bridge

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Victor Mendez, Administrator U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E. E87-303 Washington, D.C.  20590 Dear Administrator Mendez: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write in support of the request for the Department of Transportation to waive the Buy America requirements for iron and steel used in […]

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DHS Must Strengthen Foreign Repair Station Security Rule

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The Honorable Janet Napolitano Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, D.C. 20528Dear Secretary Napolitano: I am writing in regard to a letter sent to you earlier this week by several aviation industry associations urging timely completion of a final rule on aircraft repair station security.  While we agree that action on new security rules […]

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TTD Fully Supports NTSB Accident Investigation Party Process

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Mr. David Tochen General Counsel Office of the General Counsel National Transportation Safety Board 490 L’Enfant Plaza Washington, D.C. 20594   RE:     Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules            National Transportation Safety Board            Docket No. NTSB-GC-2012-001   Dear Mr. Tochen, On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to […]

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